|Green and rose cowl neck vest|
|Plum and orangy cowl neck vest|
After the show in Sisters, Oregon, my friend, Sandee went into a boutique carrying the purse I had given her. It happened to be one that I had made. The woman in the store wanted to know where it had come from and Sandee told her about me. (Nothing like having friends to brag about your work.) So the woman, Janet wanted to see more. Her wonderful store is called Ma Valise. She buys things outright from artists to sell in her store, and bought 2 purses and 3 scarves from me. I was quite pleased. (It is still hard for me to believe that people like my work. Is that a woman thing?) We began talking about First Wednesday, a time when stores downtown do special little things for customers, and provide entertainment and refreshments in order to get people to come down to shop. Janet asked me if I would like to be her artist for First Wednesday. I told her that yes I would love to do that.
Again I had a dilemma, as I had very few things left after the Sisters show, leaving things in the gallery, giving things to friends, etc. So I have been producing like mad. But pressure sometime helps the creative juices, we'll see. These are some of the vests and jackets I have made for First Wednesday. This one has striped black and gray crinkled silk lining, collar and hood. It looks better than the pictures show.